Prudential HealthCare gives computers, money

Maryland Watch

August 06, 1996

Prudential HealthCare said yesterday that it has donated $20,000 and 13 computers to a Baltimore program for at-risk teens.

The program, Living Classrooms Foundation, targets middle and high school students at risk of dropping out of school.

Prudential's donation will support Living Classroom's Achievement Program, in which students learn technological skills in areas including carpentry, drafting and the maritime industry.

The personal computers will replace those in Living Classroom's Maritime Institute computer lab at 802 S. Caroline St.

"Former participants of Living Classrooms are walking proof that the program does make a difference to kids who don't want to stick it out through school and don't show the incentive to make something special of their lives," said Elizabeth J. Misek, the Prudential HealthCare-Mid Atlantic vice president who presented the award on behalf of the Prudential Foundation.

Prudential, which provides health care coverage for about 300,000 people in the mid-Atlantic, said it has awarded more than $195 million in grants since the foundation's inception in 1977.

Pub Date: 8/06/96

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